ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Andruw Jones hit a tiebreaking two-run
homer in the eighth inning and the Texas Rangers beat the Oakland
Athletics 6-3 Friday in the first game of a doubleheader.
With the score 3-all, Santiago Casilla (1-2) walked Josh Hamilton leading off the eighth. Jones followed, pulling a 2-1 pitch off the screen on the left-field pole for his fifth homer.
Nelson Cruz, who had three RBIs, followed Jones with his 13th homer to give the Rangers a 6-3 lead.
C.J. Wilson (2-2) worked a perfect eighth for the win. Frank Francisco pitched the ninth for his 11th save in as many chances and 16th in a row over the last two seasons.
Marlon Byrd also homered for the Rangers, who've won five of seven.
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